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Two Upcoming Peanut Field Days

Two upcoming peanut field days offer the latest research recommendations and a chance to see some research/demonstration plots. The first field day will be held in south Mississippi, at Lucedale, the other in north Mississippi, at Clarksdale.

Lucedale

The Lucedale field day will be held on Thursday, August 29. Registration starts at 8:30 am at the George County Extension Office in Lucedale, located on 7128 Highway 198 East.

At 9:00 am, we will travel to a nearby peanut field farmed by Mr. “Dusty” Tanner. Dr. Malcolm Broome, Executive Director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will show some samples of peanut varieties. Marshall Lamb of the USDA National Peanut Laboratory in Georgia will talk on agronomic challenges, Extension Plant Pathologist Alan Henn will discuss diseases in the area, with emphasis on southern stem rot disease (white mold, caused by Sclerotium rolfsii), and entomologist Jeff Gore will discuss insect pests.

Lunch will be had at the Catfish House. For more information contact Malcolm Broome at malcolm@misspeanuts.com.

Clarksdale

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the North Mississippi Peanut Field Day beginning September 6 at 9 a.m. on the Mattson Flowers Farm, located at the intersection of Highway 322 and Highway 49.

Alan Henn, Extension plant pathologist, and Jeff Gore, assistant research professor with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, will be on-site to talk about MSU efforts in peanuts. Trey Bullock, peanut consultant, will cover maturity, frost damage, variety trials and challenges related to digging.
Attendees will view plant growth regulator use in demonstration plots. Malcolm Broome, executive director of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, will also be present and have some peanut varieties to look at.
For more information, contact Coahoma County Extension agent Don Respess at 662-624-3070 or drespess@ext.msstate.edu or Panola County Extension agent Judd Gentry at 662-563-6260 or juddg@ext.msstate.edu.

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